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How To Convert Video Into GIF - Tutorial

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Coffee Room on Nov 17, 2010
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Nov 17, 2010
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Ever wanted to make a picture from your favorite video/movie clip and turn it into an animated GIF? Well, here's a short tutorial for all of you -

Step 1: Convert your video into a set of image frames:

Head over to sourceforge and get this awesome tool: Browse MPlayer for Win32 Files on SourceForge.net

(PS: You might need the 7Zip utility to extract the files)

Assuming that you extracted the contents to the C:/ of your computer, issue the following command in your DOS prompt (You can access it by typing CMD in your "start search" box in Windows)

c:\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe -i mymovie.avi img-%03d.gif
Note: Make sure that your movie file (mymovie.avi) is in the C:\ffmpeg\ folder. Otherwise replace the filename with complete path.

If you wish to save a part of the clip, use following command -

c:\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe -i mymovie.avi –ss 10 –t 5 img-%03d.gif
In above command, the video will be cut at 10 seconds after the video starts and will be cut for the duration of 5 seconds. That is you will cut the video between 10 and 15 seconds.

Make sure that the extension of your image files is '.gif'.

Step 2: Download UnFreez (Freeware)

Unfreez is a free utility that picks up specified set of GIF images and combines them into a single GIF.

Download it from here: UnFREEz 2.1 - WhitSoft Development

Drag and drop the gif images that you created in step 1 into the Unfreez window and set a proper frame delay time.


Enjoy your animated gif videos.

Via: Labnol Posted in: #Coffee Room

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